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Manuscript Study of the Book of Titus

Paul Bucknell
Ramesh Reddy


Manuscript Study of the Book of Titus highlights the first part of doing an inductive Bible study on a book of the Bible such as Titus. This manuscript study is part of the series Inductive Bible Studies in the Book of Titus.

Dividing a Bible book into paragraphs

The first part of any thorough study of a Bible book is to be well acquainted with it. This is done by reading it over and over until one gains a good grasp of its contents and purpose.

One way people have done this is through eliminating all the Bible verses, paragraphs and other separation marks or comments. The reason for this is to read it more as it originally was written.

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The Book of Titus and in fact the entire New Testament was written in koine Greek. The early books consisted of all capitals and no space between words. There were no Bible verses or chapters. They were added later on. Titus book studySo as much as possible we strip the Bible text of extra markings so that we can form our own judgment on where there might be a change in subject (indicating a new paragraph).

Although this manuscript study (this is what this process is called) is important, it is not critical. It only helps us better be less biased by our translated versions.

The point of a manuscript study is to read the Bible book (or passage) and then write down what you think are the best divisions for the book. Remember the verse and chapter numbers were not part of the original Bible text. They were added later. So feel free to form your own paragraphs. The number lines on the left are placed so that there is a way to refer to which line is being spoken of (see the right).

We have highlighted the process below.


After the manuscript study is completed, one can move onto the next two steps.

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